King’s Lynn Cycle Club to hold a road race after 42 years

King's Lynn Cycle Club have organised a road race. Picture: John Giles/PA Wire.

King's Lynn Cycle Club have organised a road race. Picture: John Giles/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

After a 42 years, King's Lynn Cycle Club has organised an official road race spanning 50 miles.

The club, which was established in 1931, has decided to hold a race, which is open to spectators, due to an increase in interest for the sport.

On Sunday October 19, 70 cyclists, both male and female, will start at Holly Meadows School, Vong Lane in Pott Row at 10.30am.

They will then race up to speeds of 40mph around four laps passing through the villages of Grimston, Gayton and Great Massingham.

Some of the cyclists will be coming from all parts of the UK.


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Organiser Phillip Seaman said that the race is the brainchild of the cycling club committee who are passionate about bringing the race back to Kings Lynn.

He said: 'We decided to do this as over the last 18 months the interest has mushroomed. The Tour De Britain has had a phenomenal following and we have so done well in the Olympics, so there is now a huge interest. I only started myself in April at almost 60, and I get a real buzz from it.'

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Organisers say the best places to view the race as it unfolds will be Lynn Road at Gayton and Castle Rising Road at Great Massingham.

There will also be a 'King of The Mountains' section starting

from Massingham village centre.

Also along with the 70 riders there will be motorbikes from The National Escort Group who recently provided escort to the 2014 Tour de Britain.

At the road race starting point at Holly Meadows School, there will be other activities hosted by Kings Lynn Cycle Club which will feature have-a-go sessions with coaches for children.

There will also be refreshments and the stalls for visitors.

For further information about the event visit www.west-norfolk.gov.uk.

BLOB/BLOB: Has cycling changed your life? Email natalie.copeland@archant.co.uk.

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